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  • Lady Bird
  • Lady Bird (R)

    Lady Bird, which hit theaters earlier this month, has collected sterling reviews proclaiming its writer-director, Greta Gerwig, an important new voice in American movies. more...
  • The Lady in the Van
  • The Lady in the Van (PG-13)

    The homeless, mentally ill woman who spent 15 years camping in the driveway of playwright Alan Bennett has given him material for a short story, a play (staged in the West End and adapted by BBC Radio), and now a film, starring Maggie Smith in a role that seems tailor-made for her drollery. more...
  • Laggies
  • Laggies (R)

    A stalled twentysomething (Keira Knightley), smothered by her old clique from high school and sucked into a wedding engagement with her feet-of-clay boyfriend (Mark Webber), befriends an offbeat high schooler (Chloƫ Grace Moretz) and moves in temporarily with her and her perplexed but accommodating father (Sam Rockwell). more...
  • Larry Crowne (PG-13)

    Tom Hanks collaborated with Nia Vardalos on the screenplay for this middle-aged rom-com, and it plays like one of her lonely-girl comedies (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Life in Ruins, I Hate Valentine’s Day) with the focus shifted to the male love interest. more...
  • Last Weekend
  • Last Weekend (NR)

    This tepid indie comedy lacks a consistent tone; directors Tom Dolby and Tom Williams can't decide whether to satirize or sympathize with their wealthy, self-regarding characters. more...
  • Learning to Drive
  • Learning to Drive (R)

    Going through a messy divorce, a New York literary critic (Patricia Clarkson) enters into a friendship with the gentle Sikh Indian (Ben Kingsley) who's teaching her to drive. more...
  • Let It Rain (NR)

    I've read more than one review that refers to the movies of French writer-director Agnes Jaoui as "middlebrow," which may be meant as a respectful euphemism for "middling." more...
  • Liberal Arts (NR)

    College is supposed to prepare you for adult life, which doesn't explain why so many graduates fantasize about going back to college. more...
  • Life During Wartime (NR)

    Happiness (1998) still stands as one of the most shocking and brilliant comedies ever made, so this 2009 sequel by writer-director Todd Solondz was almost guaranteed to be a disappointment. more...